Alphaloki

Joined on Feb 18, 2012

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On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)
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Alphaloki: Seriously? The effing lens cap is optional? What is up with this kind of BS? If I throw down $900 for a lens, you can't give me a lens cap at no charge? What's next, a $900 lens with an optional box to package it in? Don't get me wrong, if the optical quality is as good as I hope, I'm excited by the lens, but just give us the damn cap, alright?

Ahhh, I missed the part about a plastic lens cap. Rant retracted. Of course if I were photographing live wires, the metal cap might might increase the creative opportunities, right Frank? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)

Seriously? The effing lens cap is optional? What is up with this kind of BS? If I throw down $900 for a lens, you can't give me a lens cap at no charge? What's next, a $900 lens with an optional box to package it in? Don't get me wrong, if the optical quality is as good as I hope, I'm excited by the lens, but just give us the damn cap, alright?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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Rosember: Wit vs. total control - guess who is going to win.

Does this mean from now on all we'll see at Foo Fighter concerts are iPhone pics? We're going to need some improvements in low light performance then...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)

If 4 of these have the same life as one Canon flash, then maybe Canon has a point. For most users who aren't shooting commercially, the knock off flash will live just fine. If I paid full Canon price for the knock off I'd be angry, but if I knowingly bought the knockoff for a discount, understanding the tradeoff I'd made, then I just made a choice. Canon wants to protect its market, we want to spend less. Ultimately, if the knock off is good enough, it puts Canon at a disadvantage and Canon has to lower their price to compete. I can live with that too. Ironically, articles like this - if properly translated, make the next gen of knockoffs harder to spot... Please understand I'm not arguing the morality of this, Canon has intellectual property rights, and their advertising budget helps sell credible knockoffs, based on Canon's popularity. I'm just watching from the sidelines. I have some Canon flashes, and I have some off brand flashes, according to my needs.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:49 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster (355 comments in total)
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Cal22: You can't ignore the disadvantages this adapter comes along with (more CA, lower contrast, corner softening, poor AF, more weight and bulkiness of FF lens/adapter). That's why it won't be a tool for any photographer in the mirrorless sector. But for some the adapter might prove useful, especially if it comes to wide angle or high aperture FF lenses you possess anyway.

Question: What about the adapter combined with a wide angle shift lens? Will shiftening be increasing optical flaws?

You make some bold claims, maybe it won't become a tool for you personally, everyone has their likes and dislikes, but I have a large number of Canon mount lenses I will be looking forward to testing. On M4/3. Minor CA and contrast tweaks are easily made in post. CA is for most purposes gone in B/W conversions as well. Landscape photography is an area where manual focus isn't much of a problem, and I'll have a lot of fun just testing out the new creative possibilities. Real world photos are much different than resolution charts, don't get me wrong, resolution charts are useful for comparisons, but they're not the final word on a lens' usefulness. Maybe LensRentals will stock them, and you can try one yourself without a big $ investment. It might open your eyes, or it might confirm your opinion. I say look at it with an open mind. More possibilities are always better than less when it comes to the glass, don't you think?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:19 UTC

Crap, my dream of one day moving up to 4K is now obsolete. Technology is moving so fast now that my dreams can't even keep up. One minute I feel like I'm trying to drink from a fire hose and then I think, where's my damn flying car man!?!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 47th comment
On article The DSLR Field Camera (180 comments in total)
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George Lepp: I am absolutely amazed at the snarky comments that this area produces. The article is good at what it is trying to convey to those that want to learn something. If you have better ideas that are actually helpful and in context, post them. If you have other ideas write your own articles if anyone will publish them. My comment isn't just for this article but numerous others I have read w/comments. This is a service of DP Review and some of you just don't get it!

I second your view George. I have tried to participate in thoughtful discussions on this site with surprisingly uncivil results. I have decided to avoid that idea when visiting here. Many folks must feel the need to "score points" by sharing their obviously more informed views with the rest of us. On a brighter note, there are many other sites where the trolls either don't get through or are vigorously hunted down and squashed. I find many of the articles here are somewhat less detailed than I'd prefer, but almost always pick up some useful info, so the writers are probably hitting the sweet spot for most readers.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 15:36 UTC
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makofoto: Nothing's perfect ... make it work for you:

http://images33.fotki.com/v1073/photos/4/43793/4909192/RaeBearbyRhet-vi.jpg

Nice shot!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 19:18 UTC
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Alphaloki: You guys should probably take a deep breath and step back from the nuclear attack button. I have used the X10 and can say that my experience with it was very positive. While I have no doubt under certain conditions this camera might render specular highlights unfavorably, it's not suddenly rendered useless. ALL cameras have some weaknesses. That doesn't make them impossibly dysfunctional bricks of metal, glass and silicon. It means they have weaknesses. This camera also has some great strengths and features, and the wailing and gnashing of teeth over this shortcoming is overblown. I think it is a very interesting alternative to the thousands of "me too" cookie cutter point and shoot cameras out there. I've been seriously considering buying one for myself based on my personal experience with it. I think it's a compelling camera. I have the "high end" DSLR space in my bag filled, but have not used another point and shoot as compelling as the little Fuji. To each his own I guess...

Well guys, it's not about having low standards, I'd estimate mine are pretty high. I suppose it's about how I would use the camera. When I'm shooting something that will hang on my wall as a print, I'll use my 5DII and take every precaution to extract all it's capable of. When I need a camera to throw in my pocket to grab some shots when I'm out and about with my wife or buddies, the X10 seems capable enough to get the job done well. I suppose if the x10 was my only option, then perhaps I'd be more concerned. I see the camera from the standpoint of fast lens/shallow depth of field/point and shoot size usage. I'm not saying the blooming doesn't exist, just for me, with the camera's intended use (As I would use it), the problem's minor. Save the personal attacks for someone else, I don't care enough to get angry about this discussion. Civility and sincerity is much more likely to get your point across to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 16:59 UTC

You guys should probably take a deep breath and step back from the nuclear attack button. I have used the X10 and can say that my experience with it was very positive. While I have no doubt under certain conditions this camera might render specular highlights unfavorably, it's not suddenly rendered useless. ALL cameras have some weaknesses. That doesn't make them impossibly dysfunctional bricks of metal, glass and silicon. It means they have weaknesses. This camera also has some great strengths and features, and the wailing and gnashing of teeth over this shortcoming is overblown. I think it is a very interesting alternative to the thousands of "me too" cookie cutter point and shoot cameras out there. I've been seriously considering buying one for myself based on my personal experience with it. I think it's a compelling camera. I have the "high end" DSLR space in my bag filled, but have not used another point and shoot as compelling as the little Fuji. To each his own I guess...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:36 UTC as 180th comment | 6 replies
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